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Lately it’s been quite rainy where I live. In southern California terms a lot of rain means once or twice a month at most, so whenever the skies here turn grey I rejoice. These are the days when our family hunkers down by the fireplace to play board games, read piles of books and, of course, make s’mores. Hubby and I have done this with Kenya and Chloe a few times in the past couple of months alone and now, whenever the kids see so much as a drop of water falling from the sky they’re pulling out the now not-so-hidden bag of marshmallows from the pantry. I always keep the other ingredients — graham crackers and Nutella (by the way, if you’ve never tried this chocolate hazelnut spread to make s’mores in place of a bar of chocolate, the time to start is now) — close by.

So there we were last month, sitting by the fire, gently toasting our marshmallows when Chloe said, “I wish I had a chocolate graham cracker”. You can’t feel too bad for a 3 year-old fantasizing about a chocolate graham cracker while she’s got a mouth full of s’mores, but her idea really got me thinking. The next day I went straight to the kitchen and came up with Chloe’s dream cookie. It’s mainly a graham cracker but packs a bang of chocolate in each bite making them unbelievably delicious and the ultimate kid treat!

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Chocolate Graham Crackers

These Chocolate Graham Crackers pack a bang of chocolate in each bite making them unbelievably delicious and the ultimate kid treat!
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Servings: 36
Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter, chilled & cubed
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a food processor or mixer combine the first 7 ingredients.
  • Add butter to the mix and pulse/mix until it resembles coarse meal.
  • Add honey and water and continue to mix until it all combines.
  • Remove and shape the dough into a flat disk and place between two pieces of parchment paper.
  • Roll dough out until it is 1/4 inch thick. Cut into crackers or shapes with cookie cutters.*
  • Place cookies on a Silpat or parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Cool and serve.

Notes

* To Freeze: After step 6, place cut-out cookie shapes on a baking sheet and freeze for 20 minutes. Remove, place in a Ziploc bag, label and freeze for up to 4 months. When ready to bake, follow steps 7-8, adding an additional 1-2 minutes baking time.

Nutrition

Sodium: 120mg | Sugar: 6g | Fiber: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Calories: 90kcal | Fat: 3g | Protein: 1g | Carbohydrates: 14g
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

Comments

  1. i just made these today and they are wonderful! thank you for an amazing recipe! Delicious!

  2. Turned out well. My daughter loved them – she ate four and asked for more. My son didn’t reject it but didn’t want more after one. I think he expected something sweeter from a cookie. I personally like that this recipe doesn’t ask for much sugar. Tastes good. Makes me feel good about giving them to kids.

  3. So great to hear this! It can take some time for kids to get used to the less sweet versions of things like cookies. 🙂

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